For over 17 years, Sedira has explored notions of family, tradition, oral history, migration and the intergenerational transmission of knowledge, often through a personal lens.
Covering close to two decades of Zineb Sedira’s practice, a selection of which was exhibited in a major survey exhibition at the Sharjah Art Foundation (SAF), this publication is edited by Sarah Zürcher and includes scholarly essays by Glenn Lowry, Marie Muracciole and Morad Montazami along with a conversation with Hoor Al Qasimi, Director of Sharjah Art Foundation. It features seminal works, recent sculptures and installations and rarely-seen videos, and includes documentation of three new commissions by SAF.
About the Artist
Zineb Sedira’s multiple identities as a French-born Algerian living in England inform her serene, often haunting photographs and video installations, which consider questions of memory, displacement and the transmission of history.
About the Editor
Sarah Zürcher is an independent curator, art writer and documentarian.
About the Publisher
Located in Sharjah’s historic Art and Heritage Areas, Sharjah Art Foundation activities and events take place throughout the year and include exhibitions featuring the work of Arab and international artists, performances, music, film screenings and artist talks as well as extensive art education programmes for children, adults and families. The Foundation hosts the annual March Meeting and every two years present the Sharjah Biennial.